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MSNBC
Dec 6, 2012 9:00am EST
government without raising tax rates. >> the white house says they are not counteroffering until the gop publicly, fully budges on tax rates. for the second day in a row speaking to ceos of the business round table the president floated the possibility of a compromise that sets the top rate lower than 39.6%. >> we've seen some movement over the last several days among some republicans. i think there is a recognition that maybe they can accept some rate increases as long as it's combined with serious entitlement reform and additional spending cuts. >> "the washington post" reports today that republican centrists and even some conservatives are calling on boehner to concede on rates now while he still has some leverage to demand something in return. the post also has an interesting nugget from a guy at the helm of the tax writing, house ways and means committee. dave camp said this to "the post." quote, he was reluctant to draft such a plan to compromise on a tax rate above 35% but below 39.2% unless the white house agreed to a tax revenue target well below the $1.6 trillion obama has dema
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2012 6:00am PST
turned out to be up up. the jobless rate is down and the word from the government is that sandy had no substantive effect on the data. here are the numbers. unemployment down to 7.7%. the economy added 146,000 jobs, not great but good. a third of that came from the retail sector. 53,000 jobs added. professional and business services up 43,000. leisure and hospitality up. construction, though, lost 20,000 jobs. we should note that jobs numbers were revise d downward, though, for september and october. in september it was revised from 148,000 gain to 238,000. went from 138,000 to 132,000. this month, the 7.7 is a full point lower than where we were at this time last year. so what are we supposed to make of these numbers and does the november report provide us a real sense of where this recovery is right now? let's bring in the man we like to bring in every month, the chief economist for moody's analytics. mark, i have to start with this sandy impact. the labor department specifically put out a statement saying our survey response rates and the affects ee eed states. it did not affect est
MSNBC
Dec 13, 2012 6:00am PST
of how tough it is to govern. it's going to be tough for the president. but, you know, when we -- and the poll shows when he's compared to boehner, when he's compared to republican, sometimes elections or policy differences are about choices. and if it's the president versus the republicans, he wins. >> he's able to win that choice. >> i want to move to gay marriage here, micah. in 2004, just eight years ago, 30% of the country was in favor of same-sex marriage. now just eight years later, a majority, 51-40. your boss said people don't understand this and sometimes in our short attention span society, this has been the most rapidly changing issue perhaps in the modern era. >> yeah. and another thing about 2004, 51% were strongly opposed and today 51% are total in favor. >> what do we have 16% in the strongly opposed category? it is really small numbers. >> here's the difference. it's all driven by age. once you hit that 50-year mark you start to get a net oppose. but everybody under 50 is in favor based on this question and the wording. it's all driven by men 50 plus as well. s
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2012 6:00am PST
regardless of who you are. in this case it's our own government that puts itself atriat risk. mo threat to say we might default, put our credit rating at risk, put the economy at risk. somehow at the end of the day i would like to see that out of there but i understand senator corker yesterday talking on this network about how, look, we've got to get the entitlements. i would say there's three legs on the stool. i look at it as the tax revenue question. there's entitlement spending question and i think the third is economic growth. i think i look at the debt ceiling as a technical question off to the side. >> do you want the debt ceiling to be part of this deal but if it isn't you're okay with it? >> no, they have until march. we saw what happens in august of 2011 when you go up to the end and look into the abyss or threaten to jump in. that didn't work very well. >> do you think republicans are making a strategic miscalculati miscalculation? there are some who believe, all right, we have no lefl leverage on taxes. maybe we give them the tax rates but nothing else and then use leverage
MSNBC
Dec 11, 2012 6:00am PST
. here's the question people need to ask. do you feel like the federal government spent your money wisely? no one answers that, yes. why would you give the federal government more of your money? we all know there is a spending problem. nothing is on the table about significant cuts to balance this budget. i have a plan that would balance the budget in five years. i wish no taxes would go up on any american. i don't think it's good for the economy. but in this case, i think we need to get beyond it and get some certainty out into the economy. >> if boehner comes back and says, okay, i feel like i've cut the best deal i can. i'll vote for this. that's probably something you can support. >> if it truly is the best deal, yes, i will. i have faith, actually, in what speaker boehner is doing. i think he's letting the process work and i think i said it before. the timeline of the holidays and fiscal cliff looming and negotiations will come to a point where there has to be a best point. >> the jet fumes of national airport is the joke, but how big is that christmas holiday, if that is threatened,
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2012 6:00am PST
the federal government. so i think what we need to do 0 is keep the american people engaged. keep them focused on the issue and look at the spending, look at the reforms. >> i understand, but is it worth going over this fiscal cliff to do that or at this point let's just pure politics here, take away the president's best leverage. >> well, there again, you can't get to a workable long-term solution until you agree to address spending in the near term and the long term and until you address the two trust funds which are medicare and entitlements. the largest of which is medicaid. there are lots of bills and plans and approaches that have been presented over the last several years. >> i understand that. i want to read a quote from somebody you are familiar with. the ceo of fedex. this is what he said about tax rates. a lot of mythology in washington that it's small business that creates all the jobs in the united states and if you raise the rates on the top 2%, you'll kill jobs. the vast majority are produced by capital investment in equipment and software. that's not done by small
MSNBC
Dec 12, 2012 6:00am PST
think ultimately the federal government shall set forth a uniform pattern of registration in voting so that no citizen will have a problem at this point. >> we are opening up the nbc archives as "meet the press" celebrates 65 years of history-making interviews. coming up next. first a look at the president's schedule. it's another one of these quiet days. no fiscal cliff photo opes today. the fewer supposedly the better news when it comes to the republicans and the president cutting a deal. we will see if they are right. you are watching t"the daily rundown" only on msnbc. [ mother ] you can't leave the table till you finish your vegetables. [ clock ticking ] [ male announcer ] there's a better way... v8 v-fusion. vegetable nutrition they need, fruit taste they love. could've had a v8. or...try kids boxes! [ male announcer ] we began serving handcrafted coffees in seattle, and people seemed to like it. so we wondered -- where else could we take this? ♪ for over 40 years, we've brought our passion for fine coffee and espresso to people everywhere. but one place was impossible, unti
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